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Stories about We The People, pushing back, in the pursuit of a better America.

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, KWIT, KICI, and KWTF community radio for Sonoma County


  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 4
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George Washington is said to have asked 24 year old Betsy Ross to create a flag to be the symbol of our nation in 1776. Historians also have mentio...

Bought by WNMU-FM, KTXK, WUAL, GCR (Global Community Radio), and KMFA


  • Added: Jun 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Meryl Streep narrates an hour-long documentary special about how the Women’s Movement changed poetry, and how women poets changed the culture.

Bought by WRGY, KMUN, 'The Sea', KVCR, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 55
Caption: The 40th Anniversary of the Band's "The Last Waltz:" All Access
Robbie Robertson shares insights looking back from 40 years on at one of, if not THE best rock and roll concerts and films, The Last Waltz. Interv...

Bought by KGLP, Prairie Public, KSRQ, KAZU, KGLT and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 58:24
  • Purchases: 10
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A one-hour special radio documentary about the resurgence of Iñupiaq drum and dance traditions in Alaska framed with narration, interviews, and liv...

Bought by KMUD and KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA


  • Added: Oct 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The music of the Velvet Underground, Iggy and the Stooges, and The New York Dolls and others the others were meeting fierce resistance in the US. W...

Bought by KMXT, KALH, KFCF FM, KZYX, KZMU Moab Community Radio and more


  • Added: May 10, 2016
  • Length: 56:32
  • Purchases: 32
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How the Warhol 60s morphed into the Punk 70s and marginalized inhabitants of a near-bankrupt New York City changed 20th century culture and influen...

Bought by KMXT, KISU, KALH, KFCF FM, KZYX and more


  • Added: May 10, 2016
  • Length: 01:01:17
  • Purchases: 34
Caption: Pamela Spoto
Unspun takes a look at Black History and current Civil Rights and equality issues in America with Pamela Spoto, local educator, activist and host o...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:56
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Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Tiger Rag: Dixieland Originals.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 24, 2015
  • Length: 59:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Nobuo Fujita, who piloted the plane that bombed Brookings, donating his family's 400-year-old samurai sword to the city of Brookings
The 9-11 attacks weren’t the first time that America had been bombed. Listen to what happened at Brookings, Oregon on a Wednesday morning in Septem...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 10:26
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The complete story behind Bob Dylan and The Band's 1967 recordings in Woodstock, NY, now known as the Basement Tapes

Bought by KUMD, WKMS, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 30
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50 years after the March on Washington, syndicated columnist Reverend Byron Williams makes the case that 1963 was the pivotal year for American cul...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
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The surprising history of the earth and life's impact on it. Also, a new perspective on the future of the planet: earth will likely be in constant ...

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, XRAY.fm, KUT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 26, 2012
  • Length: 14:32
  • Purchases: 4
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In this first of a two-part series, Dred-Scott Keyes interviews winners of the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Awards David W. Blight, author of "American Ora...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2012
  • Length: 56:00
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NASA's Chief historian, Bill Barry discusses the impact each generation has had on the space program.

Bought by KVSC and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Jul 23, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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The history of aquaculture from the mid-20th century to the present.

  • Added: Jun 13, 2012
  • Length: 16:26
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Paul Simon recalls the creative sparks and controversies surrounding his landmark album, "Graceland"

Bought by Prairie Public, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WUKY, CBC Inside the Music, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: May 17, 2012
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Joey Ramone's close friends and family salute him by rocking out and finishing the tracks Joey left behind when he died.

Bought by WTJU, KPVL, WMMT, and CBC Inside the Music


  • Added: May 17, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This account of a plot to assassinate President-Elect Lincoln in Baltimore comes from Carl Sandburg's "Lincoln-The War Years"

  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 39:25
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The best of Rodgers and Hart's love songs as interpreted by some of the most famous American male and female vocalists.

Bought by WNMU-FM and KREV-LP


  • Added: Jan 02, 2012
  • Length: 57:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr look back on the year they almost broke up but decided put out a little album called "Achtung Bab...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WUKY, North State Public Radio, CBC Inside the Music and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Archival Paul Simon interviews from various moments of his career are intertwined to show the evolution of his creative process. Hosted by Rita Ho...

Bought by WKMS, KBYS 88.3 FM, KISU, North State Public Radio, WETS and more


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Brand new one-hour special features exclusive Sting interview looking back on music from his solo career.

Bought by KPVL, WUKY, Prairie Public, CBC Inside the Music, WAMC and more


  • Added: Sep 30, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The American Civil War has produced a number of mythical characters. Perhaps there are none like the notorious Champ Ferguson, a Confederate guerri...

Bought by WDVX


  • Added: Aug 22, 2011
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Amnesty has recently attracted criticism, sometimes from those who have been its most committed activists.  John Tusa asks if it has lost its way a...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2011
  • Length: 36:34